Bellator Newcastle Occurs Saturday, February 9 at Utilita Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the main card, and here they are.
Bellator Newcastle Odds
Patricky Pitbull -510
Ryan Scope +340
Aaron Chalmers -275
Corey Browning +195
Terry Brazier -530
Chris Bungard +350
Fabian Edwards -380
Lee Chadwick +280
And here are my first ideas on the Bellator Newcastle opening lines:
Like most Bellator cards, this one is filled with big favorites. The majority of them need to win, including Pitbull at the main event against Scope. The big different here is clearly the experience and degree of competition faced. Pitbull has been one of the best lightweights in Bellator for decades (and probably one of the very underrated lightweights in the sport) while Scope is a Bellator newcomer who hasn’t fought anyone of notice, save to get a split decision win over former UFC fighter Mickel Lebout in his final bout. Scope has in fact been involved in the game as a teen, but has never really made it big, while Pitbull remains one of the best lightweights in Bellator. I anticipate Pitbull to receive his hand raised and he will be a popular parlay bit amongst bettors.
I am not totally sold on Chalmers and that I wouldn’t be surprised when Browning pulled off yet another upset. Chalmers does have four first-round finishes, however, the former reality TV celebrity in England has been getting easy matchups by the matchmakers. Browning wasn’t supposed to be competitive against Baby Slice in his Bellator debut, but he ended up finishing Kevin Ferguson Jr. by knockout in one of the greatest upsets of 2018 in MMA. I believe Browning is probably a bit better than many people believe he is, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he got the angry here. As far as I’m concerned, this can be a dog-or-pass circumstance.
Brazier is making his Bellator with a ton of hype as an former BAMMA winner. He’s won his last nine fights and has not tasted defeat since a 2015 knockout loss which was his lone career defeat. Bungard has a decent quantity of expertise on the European regional circuit and is a decent gatekeeper type of fighter, but that is obviously Bellator trying to match up Brazier with a guy who he can conquer in his promotional introduction. Much like Pitbull, I expect Brazier to acquire this battle handily and expect him to become a popular parlay piece too.
Like Pitbull and Brazier, Edwards seems like he’ll be a popular chalk bit also. The brother of this UFC’s Leon is just 5-0 and he’s only 25, meaning he’s a bright MMA career before him. Chadwick is a veteran of 40 battles and has fought a lot of England’s top boxers, but he has been completed nine times, including four knockout losses, and this seems like another fight where the heavy favorite should glow. I’d definitely keep your eye out to the Edwards within the space props, but he is another guy to think about putting to a Bellator chalk parlay.
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